The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio Team System over the 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
England / South West
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 15 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.57% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.94% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £350 £320
% change year-on-year +17.35% +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Visual Studio Team System is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 511 389 455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 19.44% 13.06% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 231 270
Median daily rate £400 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 40 39
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £31.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.48 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.05% +14.79%  

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Visual Studio Team System as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in the South West

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in the South West

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 15 £500 - 1
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 16 (100.00%) HTML
1 16 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
1 16 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 16 (100.00%) CSS
1 16 (100.00%) CRM
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 16 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 16 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 16 (100.00%) WCF
1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared

Visual Studio Team System
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 16 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 16 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) CRM Developer
1 16 (100.00%) Developer
1 16 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 12 (75.00%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
1 16 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 16 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 16 (100.00%) CSS
1 16 (100.00%) HTML
1 16 (100.00%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (100.00%) CRM
2 3 (18.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft